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and restaurants that were supposed to come along with the new stadium? local lawyer mark towie led the team that helped bring baseball back to washington and the construction of nationals park. >> the recession, the economy has been in a situation the last few years where financing, construction financing, has not been as available, but i'm told by a number of developers it's coming very quickly now in the next few years and by the way, with it the all-star game. >> the all-star game could be in washington he says by 2015. >>> back to the game, if the nats clinch tonight, it would be the team's first ever national league east title. matt jablow has the story of one montgomery county man who has been waiting an awfully long time for this day to arrive. >> we always ended up in last place. >> reporter: of all the long suffering fans of professional baseball teams in the washington area few have suffered as long or as deeply as charlie brotman. >> it's difficult to sell a loser. >> reporter: whose takoma park home is a well appointed shrine to the national past time. >> they were the nationa
best interest? and they will be overstepping their bounds. right after the break, why your local government may get the final say on where you could get your fast food stance. that's coming up. >>> well should your local government get the final say on what you could eat and where you can find it? a measure proposed in prince george's county would give the officials power to decide whether or not the rest of us serving food will be debt premental to your health could even open up your doors. it's called extreme zoning restrictions, introduced at the city council yesterday. and desperate times call for desperate measures. the city of chicago is struggling to put an end to gang violence. well now the cook county board president would like to tax the sale of every gun and every bullet. the bullets would be taxed a nickel. firearms are $25. and at last count, they reported about 409 homicides this year. that's compared to 324 during the same period last year. >>> and a live look outside. even as we speak, topper's got your full forecast after the break. >>> also after the break, secr
airline before leaving, and the federal government, most local governments and schools say they will open at the regular time tomorrow. think of old town alexandria or georgetown when we talk about the storm surge and the flooding. in fact we have a crew watching high tide in old town right now. >> they are also playing very close attention to the river up in frederick. that's where our ryan dean is live monitoring the flooding there. ryan? >> reporter: good evening to you. actually a trail that goes down to the river, this trail has been cut off because the river has spilled out of its bank. to give you an idea. those trees down there, the river is supposed to be ten feet passed that. now it has gushed over its bank and it's creeping towards the historic battlefield and mill run by the national park service has water almost touching it. this is the worst it will get, because the river will crest and start receding in about an hour. right now it's at 21 feet, 6 feet above flood stage. i'm told by locals only a few homes are along the river. we received this photo from a homeowner that li
. >>> police identified the man in this video being arrested for attempting to ignite a fire bomb at a local mall. leon trail was in federal court today and being charged with arson after throwing a mallsal cocktail. nobody was hurt, but police found even more explosives afterwards. he's expected to be back in court on monday. >>> well, today the dow jones industrial average had some black monday deja vu. after declines, sank 205 points, closing at 13,334. that's only a drop of 1.5%, but the market's worst day in four months. other industries also dropped. ford dropped 1.7%. and every stock that roads, four others sank. >>> mayor grey is taking credit for the rising unemployment officials in d.c. the jobless rate fell from 8.8% to 8.7%. that would make the seventh straight month the numbers have gotten better. mayor grey said his job creation and economic job policies are working. >>> 18 days to go now until the presidential election and president obama was making his case for another term in the swing state of virginia today. he spoke to a friendly crowd. >> reporter: from the local pastor
of the local government decided a nationals playoff run, just too monumental to miss out on. we spoke with a couple of them during the game. >> we recessed the hearing, a number of requests from colleagues, people in the media, everywhere if we could recess the hearing and then reconvene at 5:00. so we've done that. >> i walked over here just to be here to get a little bit of the atmosphere and to be able to be here for the first game in washington since way before i was born. >> hey, you can't blame him, right? just to be clear council member jack evans did resume that hearing at around 5:00. >>> a former aide to mayor vincent gray was sentenced to 24 months probation and 200 hours of community service today. howard brooks avoided jail time after he admitted his role in the scandal surrounding the mayor's campaign. he's the man who made the direct payments to sulaimon brown, the other mayoral candidate who was also aiding mayor gray in winning the election. brooks faced up to six months under his plea deal, but his lawyers asked for probation and community service of the. >>> an upda
share in taxes. th means big business, that means small business. >> phillip is ceo of a local industrial supplier. he wants smaller government and is voting for mitt romney. >> i think that is the central question in this election. what is the size, the role, and the scope of government and what is its cost? >> both candidates will be looking for more supporters in this state right up to election day. susan, cbs news, columbus, ohio. >> but don't worry, soon enough the candidates will be back in virginia as well. >>> there's a new report that says pro and antigambling forces are spent more money on their ad campaign that was spent on the entire maryland governor's race. voters will go to the polls in november to decide whether or not they want to expand gambling in the free state. the baltimore sun reports, more than $35 million has been spent so far on that issue alone and that is more money in the total outlay of the martin o'malley, robert ehrlich campaigns in 2006. penn national is fighting a proposal to develop a casino at prince georges county. >>> more problems tonig
nine days of misery for our local sports fans. it began with the nationals being the best team in baseball to being out of the playoffs and then the homecoming game was lost when they couldn't make a field goal. >> i don't think there's been a matter of having these tough losses in only a couple week. >> i think some of that stuff builds scars and it builds fandom. >> some people can become really despondent when their team loses. >> character building, right? take a look at this. that is a st. louis flag flying in front of the wilson building in our town of washington d.c. why is it there? well, there was a bet mayor vincent gray lost with the st. louis mayor over that national league division series and i think when you lost the bet, you had to put the opposite city flag on your pole. >>> there was some good news for those fans today, though. >> no. it hasn't been that long. it doesn't feel like i've been gone long, but at the same time i'm so excited to be back in washington. >> we are excited to have you back, chris cooley. in fact, he was in the locker room at redskins par
the two as we track where this october monster may end up. >> but first a local swim coach turns himself into the cops facing charges that he abuse an underage swimmer. >>> upa dates tonight on two stories -- updates tonight on two stories we have been tracking. first a prominent local swim coach turned himself into montgomery county police today to face child abuse charges. a 43-year-old woman said rick curl started abusing her when she was just 13 and that went on until she was 18. >> then later this afternoon prince george's county announced charges against two men in connection with the death of a police officer. kevon neal and kenneth mitchell were already in custody on other charges. now they face vehicular manslaughter charges in the accident that sent officer adrian morris' cruiser off the beltway and killed him in a crash. >>> still ahead tonight topper tracking sandy and the cold front that could make it let's just say more interesting. >> but first an image said to have inspired hundreds of thousands to vote may not count for anything. we'll explain what we mean by that. it's
is recovering at a local hospital while month gom rei police try to find out who is responsible. >> i'm shocked. i have ridden my bike and have been running on the trail for about a month now and i have never felt unsafe. >> i have been walking on trails for years and years and have never been afraid and i'm not going to be afried on this. >> police say a 21-year-old woman was on a run and stopped as a group of deer crossed the trail. when she did, she was hit in the back of the head losing consciousness. >> she was taken by surprise. >> another jogger heard her cry for help and ran to her aid. detectives were back on the trail today as they continue their investigation. as they look for the person responsible, they are telling people to be cautious. >> you have a lot of people traveling on this trail. it is important to remember that you do need to practice safety. >> it may seem like common sense but run with a buddy if possible; carry a cell phone and go out when it is light outside which may be a bit harder this time of year. >> you don't realize how quickly it can become dark. remember, it
the local law enforcement audience to having a global audience. on the other hand, the tools that law enforcement has accessed to today, they would have been critical in solving the case probably a little more quickly than what they were able to then. >> reporter: this is some of that new technology. >> it is virtually unlimited. >> a device capturing thousands of license plates for hours, showing up the information instantly. >> we had cops running tags, recording tags, stopping vehicles, identifying occupants. we may have been able to solved this quickly. >> reporter: the system could have told police that they had seen this here. the one on the sniper's blue killing machine dozens of times during their shooting spree. and it could have literally lifted a needle from the hay stack. scott broom, 9news now. >>> now, those devices have been deemployed -- deployed for about two years now. reading dozens of license plates every second from cars going 60 miles an hour. >>> a scaffold collapses leaving two workers dangling from the safety harnesses. it happened this afternoon right outside
for brilliance. we'll introduce you to a local writer who is $500,000 richer thanks to a prestigious award. krystal conwell : we see a lot of problems with the... number of students that we have. resources. materials. things that the children need... on a day-to-day basis. anncr: question seven will help. the department of legislative services says question seven... will mean hundreds of millions of dollars... for schools...from gaming revenues that would have... gone to other states. and independent audits will guarantee the money... goes where it's supposed to. krystal conwell: i think people should vote for question... seven because i think it will be a great benefit to children. >>> you are watching your national league east champion washington nationals, or at least that was the stadium last night when they clinched it. virtually phillies, the pittsburgh pirates knocking off the atlanta braves. meantime, they are playing tonight after they place that n.l. east title. and apparently that game is going to go on as scheduled, even though there was rain earlier. the first post season game
. plus i doubt locally the land use approval would occur either. let's leave with the two competing interests that is true. they are competing very heavily. >> now let's get to question six. this is same sex marriage. you should know this is something approved by the state lawmakers and citizens got the petitions together to get it on the ballot. so i'm curious if i vote in favor of question six does that mean i'm in favor of getting rid of the law? >> no, you vote for the referred bill or against the referred bill. if you vote for the referred bill, that keeps the bill in effect. against a referred pill would prevent it from going into effect. and i want to stress here what you're voting on here are bills. and they do more than one thing. for instance in question six it does not only permit gay marriage but it also adds certain relation protection. >> would religious institutions have to wary couples of the same gender if this law is passed? >> no. the legislation that was adopted the bill you are voting on specifically exempts ministers or priests or other officials of religions t
now. >>> only on 9 tonight a tough lesson for a local church, matthews memorial baptist unknowingly hired a child sex offender despite the fact they conducted a criminal background check. andrea mccarren uncovered the story at the historic church in south of east d.c. >> we were shocked. i mean we're still in shock. >> reporter: that shock and sense of betrayal is over 33- year-old gary mabry of baltimore, a talented and charismatic pipe organist hired by this church five months ago. no one suspected he was a registered child sex offender. >> it's heartwrenching to see him for who he is in this picture. how could we miss that? >> reporter: the church did a criminal background check before hiring mabry, but it didn't turn up this 1999 conviction in d.c. for which he pleaded guilty to child sex abuse. in 2001 he pleaded guilty again to child sex abuse, this time in maryland. records reveal mabry served six years in prison and the court strongly recommended that he receive treatment for sexual deviant conduct. >> what we say around here, we trust god, not people. because people of fa
passionate reaction to our story at 11:00 last night on the local group that wants to collect belts to encourage young men to pull up those saggy pants. we have a lot of it on our facebook page. he said morons who have no idea what to dress. where are the parents who let their kids go out like this. and gayle says this has been going on since the late 1990s, it has to stop. pull them up or pull them down. and vanessa gilbert says, you never know when you might be treated to a view of some dude's boxers. i wish more people would stand up against this fad. some of their employees walk around like this at target. i have spoken to a couple magers, but nothing has happened. i know they weren't dressing like that during their interview. david leven says let's not over react to st. rememberback when the beetles first came on the scene and they looked stupid and they needed haircuts and wanted to pass laws? and now we look back at these people and laugh at them, just like people laugh at all of you for being so upset. you know what? i feel you on that, david, because i was one of those guys
to announce the small local businesses are now getting a big piece of the action. >> we believe by the time this is finished, experienced $195 million in opportunities on this project. >> so why make a big deal out of who works on this job? for starter, the unemployment rate is 9%. roughly 35,000 people who live in d.c. don't have jobs. that doesn't include the people who stopped looking for work. >> currently, we have over 72 employees. i think with the four hires we did this week. >> running a small glass insulation company until he sparter inned partnered with a firm to install windows at city center. >> with this project, other projects in d.c. that we have been doing through the program. we roam from 0 to $50 million a year in revenues. >> announced some reforms aimed at rooting out agreement, whereby small companies are illegal fronts for major firms trying to siphon off contracts. >> there's an inadequate level of resources being devoted to this agency, which would lead, if there were where we are now, does not leave me with the comfort that we are able to do the level of comp
of school closings at www.wusa9.com. >> as you might imagine, all the flights at the local airports have been canceled until further notice, as has the vre, mark rail, amtrak train -- marc rail, amtrak trains and that's for tomorrow. we also know metro will not have service in the morning. they will reassess and decide later on when the subway and buses will start to run again, but as of now you should be at home. >> that's right. they're not going to make that decision to get them running again until they see what the weather brings. they are at the mercy of mother nature as they said. >> we all are, quite frankly, looking at some of the strongest winds beginning to move into the metro area. let's start with the wind gusts. so far we've had wind gusts 55 at national, down last hour to 51. don't let that fool you. winds will go up before they go down. wind gusts ocean city 47, boston 49, laguardia 53 miles per hour. we talked about this all weekend and even some of last week that the breadth of the storm is so large. that's what makes this storm so dangerous and damage in the fact that i
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